THE MEASUREMENT OF BED FORM SHAPES IN HYDRAULIC MODELS

Ian E. Shepherd

Abstract


Mobile bed hydraulic models have been used in the laboratory for a very long time. Attempts to predict the consequences of river engineering works, dams and barrages, flood protection schemes and dredging methods have led to wide ranging scientific research in material scaling. The design of breakwaters, beach protection systems and sea walls have long been studied in physical models. All of these require a method for measuring the effects of water movements and the resultant erosion, deposition and scouring of materials. This paper reviews some methods that have been used on laboratory models, and attempts to suggest ways forward in the future.

Keywords


hydraulic model; bed form; bed; bed shape

Full Text: PDF

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.